Bookish links for Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hi, all – hope you’re enjoying your Saturday! I apologize that this post wasn’t ready to go up in the wee hours of the morning as per usual, but we’ve been too busy having fun the past couple of days. Plus, I’m in the middle of Lauren DeStefano’s brilliant YA dystopian novel, Wither, and I’d rather be reading than blogging. 🙂

Author news:

~ Lenore Appelhans, the fantastic blogger behind Presenting Lenore, has a truly amazing and wonderful announcement!

~ Inheritance, book four in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle, has a release date – November 8th of this year.

Discussion starters:

~ A Striped Armchair: Sticking With a Book

Reviews and blog posts that have me adding to my to-read list:

~ A Time to Be Earnest: A Fragment of Autobiography by P.D. James, reviewed by Carol at Magistramater

~ Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell, reviewed by Jen at Devourer of Books

~ Divergent by Veronica Roth, reviewed by Pam at Bookalicious

~ A Trail of Ink by Mel Starr, reviewed by Cindy at Cindy’s Book Club

~ Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch, reviewed by Darren at Bart’s Bookshelf

~ To the End of the Land by David Grossman, reviewed by Kim at Bookstore People

~ An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin, reviewed by Mindy Withrow

~ Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon, reviewed by Wallace at Unputdownables

~ Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender, reviewed by Natalie at Natalie’s Bookshelf – Natalie is my daughter, and she was so engrossed in this book the past couple of days that she was hard to be around – she kept snapping at us to “just let me read!”

Reading challenges:

~ Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting Once Upon a Time V.

Book to movie news:

~ Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins talks about the casting of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss.

Events in the book blogging community:

~ April is Aussie Author Month.

Other bookish links:

~ Twelve modern bookcases – my boys want the United States flag bookcase!

Non-bookish links of interest:

~ Kevin’s friend in Japan has posted part two and part three of his post-earthquake/tsunami experiences.

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10 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, March 26, 2011

  1. Pam says:

    Having fun? How dare you 😛 LOL Glad you liked the Divergent review, it’s already set to be my book of the year I think. Going to click some more of your awesome stuff linked up.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Pam – I wish Netgalley had Divergent!

      • Pam says:

        I wish I still had my copy. I would totally send it to you 🙁

        • CarrieK
          Twitter: booksandmovies

          Pam – that’s sweet of you! I put it on my wish list – hopefully I’ll be able to get it soon. Or maybe my library will get it when it comes out. 🙂

  2. Sheila (Bookjourney)
    Twitter: bookjourney

    Good morning! I have heard such good things about Wither! I had read Lenore’s news yesterday and I am so thrilled for her – how awesome!

  3. Mindy Withrow
    Twitter: mindywithrow

    Thanks for linking to my review of Steve Martin’s latest novel! And I totally second the PD James autobiography — I read and reviewed that a few years ago and found it a really fascinating peek into her inner life. I think you’ll love her advice to reviewers — I thought it so helpful that I blogged about it at And I’m looking forward to getting a copy of the newest Sarah Vowell, too!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Mindy – I have seen her advice for reviewers quoted before – she is one smart lady!

  4. Marg
    Twitter: MargReads

    Thanks so much for mentioning Aussie Author Month!